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Lazy River Beanie

By: Bernat Design Team

Keep calm and keep knitting with the Lazy River Beanie. Everything about this slouchy knit beanie pattern is cool and breezy. It's a simple knit, takes no time at all to finish, and sits loosely on your head for an relaxed, lazy day fit. The Lazy River Beanie is knit with a color changing blue yarn that reminds us of a gently flowing river. So the next time you're looking to relax with an easy craft, chill out with this cool knitted beanie pattern.


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, 15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)



  • Bernat® Bargello™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 82 m/90 yds) Blue (43134) 2 balls
  • Sizes 9 mm (U.S. 13) and 10 mm (U.S. 15) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

11 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.


Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ing)
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)

One size to fit average woman's head.

With smaller needles, cast on 60 sts. Work 4 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing.
Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: Purl.

Change to larger needles.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Knit.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows. Rep these 8 rows for pat until Hat measures approx 7" [18 cm], ending with an 8th row of pat.

Shape top:
1st row: (RS). *K2tog. K8. Rep from * to end of row. 54 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: *K2tog. K7. Rep from * to end of row. 48 sts.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Knit.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows.
9th row: *K2tog. K6. Rep from * to end of row. 42 sts.
10th row: Purl.
11th row: *K2tog. K5. Rep from * to end of row. 36 sts.
12th row: Purl.
13th to 16th rows: As 5th to 8th rows.
17th row: *K2tog. K4. Rep from * to end of row. 30 sts.
18th row: Purl.
19th row: *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row. 24 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts, pull tightly. Sew center back seam.

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